Death Stranding is definitely one of the most unique games to come out in the past 20 years. Not only does it give off a very different atmosphere than most other games, but it gives you a very different type of game. People say that it is a walking simulator, and in a lot of ways they are right, but it does well with what it has.
When it comes down to the choice if you should buy the game, it is really up to the person. We will go over all the pros and cons of the game in this article and we will also give you a general rundown of how the game works. It is a game that is made for specific people so you might not like the game at all or you might love it.
It is a very weird game, but that is what draws most of the players in. There is a lot of downtime walking from place to place, but the story is very interesting and the soundtrack is very good. We hope that this article gives you a good description of how this game generally works and if you should buy it or not.
Is the game fun for everyone?
As we said before, this game is not for every person. You will either like this game or hate it. It is fair to say that the community is pretty split on if the game is good or not. It is a Kojima game so there are bound to be people who don’t like it. It is a true statement when we say that not every game is made for everyone.
Why do we have a rating system for games? Because not every game is made for every person. If you do end up getting this game, just keep in mind that you will need to adapt how you are supposed to play the game. Yes, the game gives you freedom, but overall, you do need to follow the general mechanics of the game.
Some people might not enjoy the slow burn of getting from point A to point B. This game was made for people who will enjoy this type of game, simple as that. If you enjoy games with amazing graphics, an interesting story, and a lot of traveling, this game could be the one for you.
What is the gameplay like?
The gameplay is different from most other games you have seen. The premise of the game is that you are a courier in a world that has been infested with creatures known as BTs (Beached Things). They are basically creatures from the afterlife that infiltrated the real world and this phenomenon is known as the Death Stranding.
It is up to you to trek the dangerous world on foot or with some vehicles and deliver packages to all the different bunkers around the world. You are also trying to link up all the different bunkers to the main city so that everyone can talk to each other and rebuild America. It is a very odd premise, but it makes for a good story.
It is up to you to determine what the best paths are to deliver each item. You need to watch the weight of your packages, the durability of your tools, and the environment around you while you are trekking through the game world. You also need to watch out for Bandits and the BTs as you are on your journey.
What are the pros and cons of the game?
When it comes to the pros and cons, it can be a little difficult to determine what aspects of the game are good or bad. There is soo much to it that we can’t possibly cover every single aspect of the game within such a small article. The game has a lot of good, but with the good, there has to be at least some bad right?
You might disagree with us on some things and you might absolutely hate this game, but you can’t say that this game doesn’t have anything good within it. You might also be a person that likes most things about it, so take everything we say with a grain of salt. We really like this game, but we will try to be as critical as we can for the sake of everyone reading this article.
Here are the Pros and Cons of Death Stranding:
When it comes to things that are good in this game, for us there is a lot. The graphics for one are absolutely incredible, especially if you played it on PC. There is a new Director’s Cut that adds a bunch of new stuff to the game and it also optimized it a bit more. The story is also a very good part of the game. It is almost like you are watching a movie at times.
If you played the Last of Us 2, you will know how it was actually difficult to determine what was a cutscene and what wasn’t. This game does this very well. The character models are extremely detailed and the movements are literally just like real life. The best part of this game is the environment and the atmosphere.
It is creepy, beautiful, and odd at the same time. From the horror aspects of the BTs to the beauty of the landscapes, this game can only be summarized as breathtaking. Even if you don’t like the gameplay itself, you have to admit that this isn’t one of the best-looking games out there.
When it comes to the aspect in the game that is not so great, we do wish that the combat system was a bit better. You do get weapons later on in the story, but when you first start out, you only have a punching button. When trying to fight off an entire group of Bandits, it can be extremely frustrating to get all your items stolen from you.
It is also very annoying when you get lost and need to backtrack all the way back to an area and it might extend your trip twice as long as it should have been. The time it takes to get from point A to point B takes a decently long time. This is where the walking simulator has been slapped onto the cover of the game for some people.
Yes, it is a massive part of the game, but it could be a pro or a con for some people. I myself enjoy these long trips because you can follow your own path whichever way you want to go. Other people don’t like how long and tedious these trips are since it takes a decently long time to finish each run. It definitely could be up to the opinion of the person playing.
Is the game worth it at full price?
This question can be hard to answer since every single person is different. We held off playing this game for a long time because how a lot of the community said that this game is boring. We tried it and we were pleasantly surprised. We really enjoy the game and would have probably paid full price for the game. Since the game is a few years old, we got it on sale.
If I knew how fun the game was going to be for myself, I would have bought it as soon as it came to PC, but I am the type of person to pre-order games before they come out. If you don’t want to spend the money on a full $60 game, you can literally get this game for pretty cheap.
Obviously, the Director’s Cut is a bit more expensive, but it is definitely worth getting because it is the all-around better version of the game. It is going to be difficult to determine if you are going to like the game or not so it can be hit or miss with certain people. Just know that if you know you are going to like it, buy it at full price.
If you are unsure, try to get the game in a sale. It doesn’t hurt to wait a bit longer before playing it because it does suck up a bunch of your time if you are going to play it. Don’t look up any spoilers and when you do get it, you can enjoy the game to your heart’s content.